Meet the Silver Lotus Family

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    Owner

    Chenoa Lorenzo

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    A resident of Wauconda, it has been a dream to offer Yoga in our community. Presented with an amazing opportunity I am so grateful to host a new Yoga community. My appreciation to the teachers and students that have joined me on this journey.

     My Yoga journey began in my mid teens. Under the trees in a national forest, I first experienced the clarity, energy and unity the Yoga technologies create. The benefits of the Yoga technology are my motivation to share this ancient Science to all. A continuing journey it has been my quest to learn more techniques to share Yoga's benefits. I welcome students of all ages and encourage families to join in practice together. As I work to provide a holistic approach I received my Reiki master teacher certification. When I am not practicing Yoga I can be found at All Ways Healthy, which has provided me with many years education and support to my passion for health.  

     I hope you too will experience the benefits of Yoga and begin your journey at Silver Lotus.

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    200 ERYT/ 500 RYT hour/ YACEP (continuing education certified) with Yoga Alliance

    Anita Maher

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    I discovered yoga in the early 1980’s, became passionate about my practice in the mid to late 90’s and started teaching in 2003. In 2007 I received my 500 hour training at the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center in Palatine.

    Having trained with Shirley Walter in the traditional Himalayan lineage of Lotus Yoga Centre, which was founded by Swami Rama with Shirley, I carried on the tradition of teaching and certifying teachers with the guidance of Shirley after she retired in 2010. Lotus Yoga Centre has been a home based studio for fourteen years where I taught ongoing yoga/meditation classes as well as spiritual study groups. In 2017 we sold our home and I started teaching at studio’s in the area, as well as leading the yoga teachers training program at Silver Lotus Studio in Wauconda and Yoga Bee’s 3 in McHenry. I currently also teach at Lake Barrington Shores.

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    Yoga instructor

    Angela

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    I began my yoga journey in 2016, as a longtime distance runner I wanted to try something that wasn’t so strenuous on my joints. I stumbled upon Yoga with Adrienne on YouTube, and it was love at first sight. Through daily practice I gained knowledge of breath (pranayama) from a perspective I was unaware of before.  The energy I received in this practice made me not only want to learn more, but to be able to teach it to others. In 2019 I completed my 200 -hour RYT, studying under Anita Maher (in the traditional Himalayan lineage) at Silver Lotus Studio. As a teacher I continue to practice with all age groups, body types, and mobility levels. I want others to receive the same energy yoga has brought into my life. It doesn’t matter if you can’t touch your toes. If you can become present and aware of your breath on or off the mat, you are becoming a yogi. Namaste.

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    Yoga instructor

    Brenda Pathmann

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    I first discovered yoga in college while I was working part time in a fitness center. After my initial introduction, I developed my own practice at home that I followed until I found the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center in Palatine. It was here that I found the spiritual piece and the community that I had been missing. I was fortunate to take classes with Chenoa while she taught at HYMC, where I received a deep understanding of the Himalayan tradition. When I moved to Wauconda in 2016, I was thrilled to find Silver Lotus! It had been a dream of mine to get my teaching certification for several years; and when I found that Silver Lotus was hosting teacher training through Lotus Yoga Centre and Anita Maher, I knew I was being guided to finally pursue my certification.  

     

    My yoga practice has helped my through the stresses of being a working mom, and has bolstered me through my own health issues. I am especially grateful for the Restorative practice that I have developed over the last couple years. Learning the importance of allowing the body time and space to restore has been invaluable for me. In addition to my normal daily practice, at the very least, I will always end my day with at least 15 minutes in Legs Up the Wall pose! I am always eager to teach the value not only of the active yoga postures, but also the restorative yoga poses. Incorporating both into your practice creates the balance that we all desire.

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    Yoga instructor

     Erin Murphy

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    Erin's Yoga practice started out with a simple curiosity in her mid twenties. After taking classes on and off and working many years in a physically demanding job, dealing with anxiety and taking up cycling she returned to Yoga consistently. Yoga allowed her to discover balance, strength and flexibility in both body and mind. After several years of experiencing such benefits she chose to get her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification at Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center. 

    "In becoming a part of the Yoga community I have a true sense of being where I belong. I want to share the benefits I experience and the knowledge I gain to cultivate positivity in others. I believe the world would be a better place if more people practiced Yoga."

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    Yoga instructor

    Jen Meihle

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    Lori Saltzman

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    Lori took her first yoga class 20 years ago just to try something different. What she came to realize was that yoga helped her get in touch with her heart and deal with her life's challenges, stresses, and physical limitations. Yoga helped quiet her mind and helped with anxiety. Lori started teaching her friends and family and in 2004 went for her first teacher training and received her 200 RYT through yoga alliance. Currently, she is working on her 500-hour RYT with her teacher and mentor Rod Stryker. 

    When you step into Lori's class, her gentle teaching of Hatha, flow, and alignment focuses on listening to your body, breathing, and quieting your mind through meditation. Her intention is to empower her students by learning self-acceptance, trust, and gratitude.  

    Lori's other certifications include Freedom Style yoga/ Erich Schiffmann, Prenatal yoga, body rolling, Pilates mat and reformer, Reiki, Stop and Breathe, and Quantum Touch. She is also a Certified Medical Assistant with a degree in Medical Office Administration and an artist and jewelry designer. 

    Her biggest joys are her two sons and her grand kitty Fiona. 

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    Yoga instructor

    Nikki Zuniga

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    Yoga has been part of my life for over 15 years. I began practicing yoga while I was working a demanding job and experiencing migraine headaches. I was intrigued by alternative medicine and natural healing and found pain relief through my yoga practice.

    As a mother of 3 boys, my life is busier than ever but I strive to find my balance by practicing yoga regularly.

    After trying a variety of yoga classes , I decided to pursue yoga teacher training. I’ve completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher’s Training with Anita Maher at Lotus Yoga Centre. Yoga inspires me to live each moment mindfully and have fun. I love to share my yoga knowledge and passion with others. I believe every one can benefit from yoga. My hope is my students will step off the mat feeling nourished, relaxed and more balanced.

    When I am not practicing yoga, I enjoy spending time with with my family and friends especially hanging out at the beach or boating. I also enjoy reading, traveling, studying essential oils and reiki.

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    Yoga instructor, Reiki Master, Refloxoligst

    Patty Wisniewski

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    Patty received her Yoga Teachers Certification from the Lotus Yoga Centre.

    Patty discovered yoga after her last Ironman Triathlon. Her body and her mind needed a break from long distance training. She discovered yoga to be just as challenging, but in a gentler, kinder, centered and more mindful way. She learned to listen to her body and connect her breath to her body. 

    She also learned that yoga is not just about poses. Yoga is a way of life. It is not competitive. She soon let go of what other yogis could do and learned to listen to her body and modify poses to fit her practice, wherever her practice leads her on any given day. Yoga has given Patty strength and flexibility both on and off the mat. 

    Patty loves bringing a bit of playfulness and inspiration to her students. She loves teaching beginners and gentle yoga classes, because she believes just about everyone can do yoga. We just need to get out of our heads and listen to what our bodies are telling us. It’s all about connecting your mind, body and breath to the pose. It’s not about what your neighbor on the mat next to you is doing. It’s about letting go of the preconceived notion of what we should be able to do or what we can’t do. Patty learned that our yoga practice evolves by learning how to correctly get into a pose and learning to bring our breath to each and every pose. 

    Patty loves yoga because she never knows what challenge her yoga practice will present itself to her on any particular day. It could be balance, strength, getting out of her head, connecting to her breath, or anything. Yoga taught Patty to just be mindful of it all and let it go and that some days are better than others, and that’s perfectly fine. 

    Patty believes yoga grounds us and inspires us to live each moment more mindfully

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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